Aug
11

Post #1186 – Delta Spirit gigposter

Delta Spirit silkscreen poster Joe Castro

I was honored to be asked to design this limited edition gig poster for Delta Spirit’s recent show at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA.  It’s a 2 color screen print on 100# Nightshift Blue French paper and measures 16″ x 25″.  The band was planning on bringing up various Philadelphia musicians onstage to jam on a few songs, which reminded me of the film,  The Last Waltz so I decided to pay homage to by incorporating the same font style from the film poster into the design. These were originally only available at the bands merch table – only 90 total were produced – but I have a very small quantity for sale right now in the store. Get one before they’re gone.

Jul
8

Post #1185 – CQ Magazine

CQ International Magazine

Thank you to Paul White at CQ International/Creative Quarterly Magazine for including some of my collage art in their inaugural issue – check it out below.

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Jun
25

Post #1184 – Kissing the Jaws of Life

Kissing the Jaws of Life collage Joe Castro
Kissing the Jaws of Life is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 15 inches wide by 19 inches tall and was completed June 2015

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6, fineartamerica and saatchionline.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

 

Jun
17

Post #1183 – hyperparasite

hyperparasite collage art by Joe Castro

Hyperparasite  is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 12.5 inches wide by 16 inches high and was completed June 2015.

Prints and other products are now available via society6, fineartamerica and saatchionline. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

May
28

Post #1182 – Rib Cage

Rib Cage collage art by Joe Castro

Rib Cage is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 11.75 inches wide by 16 inches high and was completed May 2015.

Prints and other products are now available from society6, fineartamerica and saatchionline Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

May
19

Post #1181 – 60 Americans

60 Americans group show

I’m excited to be returning to NYC this month as part of the 60 Americans group show, which opens this Thursday May 21 at Elga Wimmer PPC in Manhattan (526 West 26th Street #310 in Chelsea).  As the title suggests, the show features 60 artists handpicked by co-curators Terrence Sanders, Noah Becker and Alexander Venet, and runs from May 21-June 14th.  If you’re in town, the opening is from 6-9pm, with a special performance by Hayoon Jay Lee at 7:30pm, so please stop on by and say hello. You can also preview the show online.

About the show:
60 Americans’ is a response to the ill-gotten gains of flipper based collectors, money corrupted and trend obsessed gallerists, shopping mall (puppy mill/factory) inspired art fairs, nepotism and favoritism of the made men and women of fast track MFA programs in America. This exhibition will offer an alternative perspective on what’s arguably relevant and important in the current landscape of American contemporary art. 

May
14

Post #1180 – bait

Bait collage Joe Castro

bait s a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium.  The original is roughly 20 inches wide by 15.5 tall and was completed in May 2015

Prints and more available via fineartamerica, society6 and saatchonline. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

May
7

Post #1179 – Suburban Apparition

Suburban Apparition collage by Joe Castro

Suburban Apparition is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 11.5 inches wide by 17 inches high and was completed May 2015.

Prints and other products are now available via fineartamerica, saatchi and society6. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Apr
29

Post #1178 -“The Burden”

The Burden collage by Joe Castro

The Burden is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 14 inches wide by 15 inches high and was completed April 2015.

Prints and other products are now available via society6 and fineartamerica. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Apr
23

Post #1177 – Young Wonder “Sweet Dreaming”

Young Wonder Sweet Dreaming cover

Here is the fourth and final collage (above) I put together for Irish electro-pop duo Young Wonder – it is for Sweet Dreaming, the third single from their upcoming full length album Birth.  When I originally submitted the artwork to the band, I had a reddish background behind the collage (pictured below) but when the single was released electronically, I noticed that for some unknown reason the background color was changed. For the sake of comparison, I am posting both – you can decide which one you prefer.  Regardless, the album drops on May 18th – be sure to pick it up.

 

YW_SweetDreaming_single3_original

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